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drizzt

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2010, 02:38:42 PM »
reno,

I just started experimenting with you solution, and found anti_quarks problem. The line will cross the alignment sometimes. I think this is the solution though.

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #46 on: November 09, 2010, 02:51:38 PM »
flip it's angle by 180...then it should point AWAY from the alignment
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drizzt

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2010, 11:45:28 AM »
ok, my confusion with getting my label line to touch the alignment was, when I was asked for offset, I clicked, when I should have entered 0 for the offset.

Now my problem is with the dragged state and It will only label correctly on the Left side. If I want a label on the right side, I have to figure out how to create a style for that (Thanks to C3D_User for the heads up on that!)

See attached for dragged state goal.

If I have two of my labels to close together, and need one(the red one) to move, this is how I would like it to look. I am open to other ideas for a standard though, so feel free to let me know how you all handle these situations.

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2010, 11:47:57 AM »
from my experiments the style wasn't affected by what side of the alignment it was on...
checking posted file now
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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2010, 11:54:24 AM »
I'm going to suggest you create a Staggered Left/Right Style to create that type of 'jogged' dimension effect.
The line length's can be hard coded or use some math like the 'offset from line' in an expression to set their sizes and angles.

Apologies for not having the SAME version so that I could send you a sample.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2010, 11:59:35 AM by Anti Quark »
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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2010, 12:06:06 PM »
I actually like it better this way. I learn more.

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #51 on: November 11, 2010, 12:08:47 PM »
I actually like it better this way. I learn more.
So, my idea makes sense then...and you are busy making that style of style already then right?
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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2010, 12:19:27 PM »
Yes, yes I am. I do have one question though. I want the blue line in the attached to be variable, depending on which side of the regular label it is on. Is the a way to do that?

see attached

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2010, 12:55:49 PM »
also you do no that one could grip edit the straight leader and ADD vertices....
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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2010, 12:58:33 PM »
Yes, yes I am. I do have one question though. I want the blue line in the attached to be variable, depending on which side of the regular label it is on. Is the a way to do that?

see attached
yes, one would ADD the OFFSET VALUE as a(n) Expression
then create another expression that would evaluate the value of that expression, and IF it was less than or equal too then it would do one thing...if Greater than then it would do something else
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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #55 on: November 15, 2010, 10:07:56 AM »
cool,

thanks!